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Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire'

More About Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire'

  • Deciduous, furled, folded or flat medium-green blades turn purplish in the fall
  • Profuse reddish-purple flowers are held on narrow panicles
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Red
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Red Spire Melic Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun or light shade, and tolerates a range of soil types. Flowers can be dried for arrangements. Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.


Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire'

Melica ciliata

Melica ciliata

Silky-spike Melic Grass